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Teachers’ And Learners’ Attitudes Towards Critical Thinking Skills: A Case Study In The Iranian Efl Context, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud Yaghoubi-Notash Oct 2015

Teachers’ And Learners’ Attitudes Towards Critical Thinking Skills: A Case Study In The Iranian Efl Context, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud Yaghoubi-Notash

masoud mahmoodi-shahrebabaki

Modern and forward-looking approaches to education and learning no longer treat learners as passive recipients of knowledge. Rather, they claim to nurture self-monitored and selfdisciplined thinkers who are shown to be academically successful and promising. This qualitative case study aimed at exploring the teachers’ and learners’ attitudes towards critical thinking within the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context of Iran. To this end, the attitudes of eighty Iranian EFL learners and their teacher towards inclusion of critical thinking exercises into their regular syllabus were gauged. The results obtained from 18 unstructured interviews indicated that teacher’s and learners’ responses ...


Initial Results From The First National Survey Of Student Outcomes From Small Satellite Program Participation, Jeremy Straub Sep 2015

Initial Results From The First National Survey Of Student Outcomes From Small Satellite Program Participation, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

This paper presents initial results of the first national / international survey of student participants in CubeSat and other small spacecraft programs. It aims to make portions of the results of the survey available for immediate use by the CubeSat / small spacecraft community prior to the completion of a thorough analysis of the results and consideration of correlating and prospective causation factors for various outcomes.


El Curso De Práctica Profesional En La Facultad De Derecho De La Universidad De Buenos Aires. Crítica A Una Formación Práctica Segmentada., Luciano Antico Jul 2015

El Curso De Práctica Profesional En La Facultad De Derecho De La Universidad De Buenos Aires. Crítica A Una Formación Práctica Segmentada., Luciano Antico

Luciano Antico

Son hartas conocidas las virtudes que exhibe el curso de práctica profesional de la abogacía en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, a través de las clínicas de asesoramiento y patrocinio jurídico gratuito: cumplimiento del fin de extensión universitaria y formación práctica, ético y social de los futuros profesionales de la abogacía. Sin embargo, en lo que respecta a la formación profesional de los abogados (o por lo menos en lo que constituye la oferta de formación), la práctica profesional, por cómo está pensada hoy en día, en mi opinión, resulta insuficiente. En efecto, por cómo ...


Involvement Of Undergraduate Students In Research: A Comparison Of Course Research Components, Paid Research Activities, Student-Led Projects And Independent / Directed Study Courses, Jeremy Straub Apr 2015

Involvement Of Undergraduate Students In Research: A Comparison Of Course Research Components, Paid Research Activities, Student-Led Projects And Independent / Directed Study Courses, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

Involving undergraduate students in bona fide research can provide multiple types of benefits. Whether students elect to pursue research careers or not, research experiences can be beneficial. Students gain an excellent resume item and interview discussion topic. They also gain experience in team participation dynamics and project management and the opportunity to put techniques that they have learned in the classroom to use. In interdisciplinary projects, they learn to work with those from other disciplines, gain an understanding of the challenges of doing so and gain an understanding of the vernacular of these other disciplines.

This paper presents an overview ...


Students' Knowledge And Perceived Confidence In An Interdisciplinary Experiential-Learning Environment, Lee J. Florea, Adam J. Kuban, Michelle O'Malley Apr 2015

Students' Knowledge And Perceived Confidence In An Interdisciplinary Experiential-Learning Environment, Lee J. Florea, Adam J. Kuban, Michelle O'Malley

Lee J Florea, PhD, P.G.

Experiential-learning theory suggests that students acquire knowledge through hands-on learning environments, and aspiring journalists need a setting where they can experience science — its process(es) as well as how to report empirical findings. Researchers utilized pre/post questionnaires, field-notebook evaluation, and focus-group analysis as methods to assess an interdisciplinary, experiential course that combined science and media undergraduates. Results revealed students valued procedural over fact-based knowledge. Students also indicated increased perceived confidence—even when they answered questions incorrectly.


Success In These Schools? Visual Counternarratives Of Young Men Of Color And Urban High Schools They Attend, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2015

Success In These Schools? Visual Counternarratives Of Young Men Of Color And Urban High Schools They Attend, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

The overwhelming majority of published scholarship on urban high schools in the United States focuses on problems of inadequacy, instability, underperformance, and violence. Similarly, across all schooling contexts, most of what has been written about young men of color continually reinforces deficit narratives about their educational possibility. Taken together, images of Black and Latino male students in inner-city schools often manufacture dark, hopeless visualizations of imperiled youth and educational environments. Using photographic data from a study of 325 college-bound juniors and seniors attending 40 public New York City high schools, this article counterbalances one-sided mischaracterizations of young men of color ...


Enhance Alphabet Knowledge, Ana Paz Jan 2015

Enhance Alphabet Knowledge, Ana Paz

Ana Paz

Providing a child the opportunity to succeed in school is a main worry of parents and teachers. When children are able to connect letters with their corresponding sounds allows for literacy to grow. Using Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge (EAK) instruction will allow children to evolve their literacy skills by connecting. Connecting alphabet knowledge in four year old children can allow for pre-reading skills to emerge early. By focusing on daily enhanced alphabet knowledge lessons children will be able to connect upper case letters and lower case letters with their corresponding sounds. Children will also have the ability in identifying print-awareness.


The Voice Of The Child In The Early Childhood Education Research In Australia And New Zealand: A Systematic Review, Qilong Zhang Dr. Jan 2015

The Voice Of The Child In The Early Childhood Education Research In Australia And New Zealand: A Systematic Review, Qilong Zhang Dr.

Qilong Zhang Dr.

This literature review covers journal articles reporting early childhood education (ECE) research in Australia and New Zealand in the past 10 years and it has found that: (1) Nearly half of the articles lacked child-related data with an explicit or implied justification, while less than one-tenth failed to include child-related data with no justification; (2) Over one-third of the articles addressed the voice of the child, while less than one-tenth included child-related data for assessment purpose. A typology of the voice of the child has evolved from the review and it includes: pseudo voice (engendered by assessing the child), inferred ...


دستورالعمل تهيه پيشينه, Mahdi Amirzadeh Jan 2015

دستورالعمل تهيه پيشينه, Mahdi Amirzadeh

Dr.Mahdi Amirzadeh

No abstract provided.


نمونه پروپوزال 1, Mahdi Amirzadeh Jan 2015

نمونه پروپوزال 1, Mahdi Amirzadeh

Dr.Mahdi Amirzadeh

No abstract provided.


نمونه مقاله, Mahdi Amirzadeh Jan 2015

نمونه مقاله, Mahdi Amirzadeh

Dr.Mahdi Amirzadeh

No abstract provided.


بخش دوم, Mahdi Amirzadeh Jan 2015

بخش دوم, Mahdi Amirzadeh

Dr.Mahdi Amirzadeh

No abstract provided.


A Writing Center Collaboration With A Hybrid Introduction To Public Speaking Course, Michael G. Strawser Jan 2015

A Writing Center Collaboration With A Hybrid Introduction To Public Speaking Course, Michael G. Strawser

Michael G Strawser

No abstract provided.


Heartsongs Across The World: Using Literacy And Emotional Pedagogy To Empower Communities Of Compassionate Learners, Susan Densmore-James, Russell G. Yocum Jan 2015

Heartsongs Across The World: Using Literacy And Emotional Pedagogy To Empower Communities Of Compassionate Learners, Susan Densmore-James, Russell G. Yocum

Russell Yocum

No abstract provided.


Assessing Public Relations Student Learning And Performance In Real World Client Campaigns And Projects, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Oct 2014

Assessing Public Relations Student Learning And Performance In Real World Client Campaigns And Projects, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Extensive research affirms the benefits of engaging public relations undergraduates in campaigns and projects for real world clients. At the same time, instructors often have difficulty evaluating student learning and performance in such work, for three reasons: (1.) In order for the work to truly be real world, instructors must allow students a high level of autonomy. (2.) Clients are often poor judges of appropriate public relations practice. (3.) Students often hesitate to inform instructors of strategic challenges or team member negligence or malfeasance. This poster session presents a brief overview of assessment concepts affirming why it is important to ...


The Influence Of Teachers Personality On Students Academic Achievement On Secondary Schools In Enugu Education Zones, Ikokwu Kelvin Chekwubechukwu Apr 2014

The Influence Of Teachers Personality On Students Academic Achievement On Secondary Schools In Enugu Education Zones, Ikokwu Kelvin Chekwubechukwu

ikokwu kelvin chekwubechukwu

No abstract provided.


Towards An Analytical Framework For Evaluating Student Learning In Computer Science Courses, Jeremy Straub, Tom Stokke, Scott Kerlin Apr 2014

Towards An Analytical Framework For Evaluating Student Learning In Computer Science Courses, Jeremy Straub, Tom Stokke, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

This poster presents an overview of ongoing work in the Computer Science Department to assess the learning oc-curring in multiple undergraduate courses in an analytical manner which will facilitate semester-to-semester and in-stitution-to-institution comparisons. It describes the types of assessments created (which are course-specific based on ACM model content areas identified as covered by the instructor), their use, data analysis and the conclu-sions which can be drawn. Limited initial data is also pre-sented.


A Raspberry Pi-Based 3d Scanner, Cam Peterson, Pann Ajjimaporn, Jiaoni Wang, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin Mar 2014

A Raspberry Pi-Based 3d Scanner, Cam Peterson, Pann Ajjimaporn, Jiaoni Wang, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

This poster presents work on building a 3d scanner. A 3d scanner is a device that analyzes a real-world object to collect data on its shape and or appearance. The collected data can then be used to construct digital 3d models. The scanner is made up of 50 Raspberry Pi computer boards and cameras. We will construct 12 arms each holding four cameras per arm. The purpose of this is to be able to scan anything and produce a 3d model that we then would be able to send to the 3d printer or use in a video game or ...


Collaborative Mapping, James Lefager Feb 2014

Collaborative Mapping, James Lefager

James LeFager

The Mobile Learning Initiative (MoLI) works with faculty members on exploring and designing mobile solutions. A communications faculty member contacted our Mobile Learning Initiative (MoLI) group to explore using a mobile solution for a class activity where students would be able upload images, text, and audio from around the city and display it on a map where others could search and filter the results. Using Google Fusion Tables we were able to setup a method for students to add content, including images, addresses, and details regarding the location that could be filtered and viewed on a Google map. We worked ...


La Virtualización Universitaria En América Latina, Claudio Rama Dr Jan 2014

La Virtualización Universitaria En América Latina, Claudio Rama Dr

Claudio Rama Vitale (Dr. ED; Dr. DER)

This article analyses the process by which higher education in Latin America is being digitalised, and how it is radically

changing the educational dynamics in the region. The incorporation of digital technology implies a transformation of traditional distance education and the creation of new distance education dynamics. Indeed, some institutions are now offering fully online programmes, and there is a general increase in the digitalisation of face-to-face teaching. This study analyses the state of the art of the educational changes brought about by educational digitalisation in Latin America, and characterises the various aspects of it. It also describes the slow ...


Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli Dec 2013

Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli

Jaya Kannan

WebEx is a web conferencing solution that allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere, in real time. WebEx combines desktop sharing through a web browser with audio and video conferencing, so everyone sees the same thing while you talk.


Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan Oct 2013

Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan

Jaya Kannan

No abstract provided.


Learn By Doing It Wrong: An Experience In Flipping A Class, Steven Slezak Jun 2013

Learn By Doing It Wrong: An Experience In Flipping A Class, Steven Slezak

Steven Slezak

No abstract provided.


The Development Of Operating Software For An Open Small Spacecraft, Donovan Torgerson, Christoffer Korvald, Jeremy Straub, Joshua Berk Apr 2013

The Development Of Operating Software For An Open Small Spacecraft, Donovan Torgerson, Christoffer Korvald, Jeremy Straub, Joshua Berk

Jeremy Straub

The OpenOrbiter program aims to design and demonstrate the Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats (OPEN) framework. OPEN reduces small spacecraft development costs by making the design plans freely available to any institution that wishes to use them. OpenOrbiter will demonstrate the viability of this design via being launched into low-Earth orbit (LEO).

This poster presents the initial design work for the Operating Software for the OpenOrbiter spacecraft. Operating software efficiency is extremely important due to the limited level of communication with ground-based operators and limited onboard power production. The operating software performs task scheduling, constraint compliance management, and schedule optimization ...


Dilemas Y Retos De Los Cursos En Línea, Marion Lloyd Apr 2013

Dilemas Y Retos De Los Cursos En Línea, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

A un año del lanzamiento de los primeros MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), el modelo llega al público en español.


Ipedagogy For Adults, Jessica Alverson, Susan Shultz Apr 2013

Ipedagogy For Adults, Jessica Alverson, Susan Shultz

Jessica Alverson

No abstract provided.


Transitioning To English-Only In A University Intensive English Program: A Phenomenological Study, Alan Broomhead Jan 2013

Transitioning To English-Only In A University Intensive English Program: A Phenomenological Study, Alan Broomhead

Alan Broomhead

This qualitative research study investigated how students in university English as a Second Language (ESL) programs experience the transition to English-only methodology. When students move from English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts, where the first language is usually integral to teaching and learning, to university English as a second language (ESL) programs in the U.S., they may encounter a significant difference in the approach to teaching, an approach which excludes reference to their first language and obliges them to use only English. While the question of the first language (L1) in second language teaching and learning has been ...


Labankido©: The Evaluation Of A Multimedia Tool Designed For The Teaching Of Basic Skills And Concepts In Dance Education., Aspasia Dania, Vasiliki Tyrovola, Maria Koutsouba, Dimitrios Hatziharistos Jan 2013

Labankido©: The Evaluation Of A Multimedia Tool Designed For The Teaching Of Basic Skills And Concepts In Dance Education., Aspasia Dania, Vasiliki Tyrovola, Maria Koutsouba, Dimitrios Hatziharistos

Aspasia Dania

According to modern learning theories, multimedia applications can serve as media for the simultaneous activation of the dancer’s visual and verbal system of receiving and processing incoming information relative with mo tor performance. The aim of the present research is the evaluation of the impact of a new computer multimedia application: Labankido© on beginner dance students’ performance.Labankido© is a ten unit computer tutorial specially designed for the needs of the Laban-Notation teaching method (Dania 2013), and according to the principles of Mayer’s Multimedia Learning Theory. Its main innovation is the use of Labanotation symbols (symbols for the ...


A New Methodological Application Of The Laban Theory Of Movement Analysis In Greek Traditional Dance Education., Aspasia Dania, Vasiliki Tyrovola, Maria Koutsouba Jan 2013

A New Methodological Application Of The Laban Theory Of Movement Analysis In Greek Traditional Dance Education., Aspasia Dania, Vasiliki Tyrovola, Maria Koutsouba

Aspasia Dania

The aim of the present research is the presentation of a new method for teaching Greek traditional dance: the Laban-Notation teaching method. The proposed method combines the demonstration of the dance by the teacher with the rhythmic, motor and symbolic exploration of the four basic movement concepts: knowledge of body, spatial awareness, sense of effort, relationships, as these are defined by the Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) theory (Laban & Lawrence, 1974). The main innovation of the new method is the use of the Labanotation symbols for the representation of the four movement concepts and their inclusion in verbal-motor, visual-motor and digital-motor ...


Using Architecture Pedagogy To Enhance Engineering Education, Shannon M. Chance, Mike Murphy, Gavin Duffy, Brian Bowe Jan 2013

Using Architecture Pedagogy To Enhance Engineering Education, Shannon M. Chance, Mike Murphy, Gavin Duffy, Brian Bowe

Shannon M. Chance

Based on evidence, numerous advisory boards and scholars insist engineering education must change (NSB, 2007; McKenna, Froyd, King, Litzinger, & Seymour, 2011) and that hands-on, inquiry-driven, project-based learning pedagogies can enhance STEM education (Boyer & Mitgang, 1996). These pedagogies have formed the core of architectural education since the Renaissance and have been in continuous use since that time. As such, engineering educators can benefit from observing how architecture students learn and understanding how they are taught. Likewise, architecture can benefit from applying the group-based learning strategies employed by engineering teachers who use studentcentered, project-based pedagogies. Trans-disciplinary approaches hold particular merit.